Black Hand

by Humphrey Ocean RA

As part of the exhibition Humphrey Ocean RA: Birds, Cars and Chairs, this work is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 18 August 2019. 

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Artwork details

Artist Humphrey Ocean RA
Medium Print
Colour Black/White
Dimensions 94.5 x 77.5cm
Fabric & material Aquatint
Edition 15

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Artwork description

Much of Humphrey Ocean’s work refers to, in his words, ‘our alluringly unnatural world’. He spends much of his time ‘with an eye on local habits and the way the human mind adapts and reveals itself’.

‘I was in America printing. Among essentially English images I was working on I made this one of a Don’t Walk sign at a road crossing, but it looks more like a heraldic glove, which is what can happen.’
Humphrey Ocean, 2014

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About Humphrey Ocean RA

Humphrey Ocean studied at Canterbury College of Art from 1970 to 1973. During that time, he played bass with Kilburn and the Highroads and the band supported The Who on their 1973 Christmas Tour. His first major solo exhibition in 1984 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, was followed by shows at Tate Liverpool, Whitechapel Gallery, London and, in 2003, how’s... Go to artist page